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Multiple system atrophy (MSA) with orthostatic hypotension

Other Names for this Disease
  • Multiple system atrophy with autonomic failure
  • Orthostatic hypotension, bladder and bowel incontinence, anhidrosis, iris atrophy, amyotrophy, ataxia, rigidity and tremor
  • Shy-Drager syndrome
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  • My father has multiple system atrophy with orthostatic hypotension.  Is this hereditary?  Is this something my brother and sisters or our children should make our doctors aware of in case symptoms start appearing? Click here for answer